New Year, New Projects
I told myself I would only make small, non-judgmental New Year's Resolutions for myself, so here they are:
- blog more about writing
- read at least one published book a month
- try hard
- be kind to myself
So! Here goes for number one.
I've just finished up a Holmes/Watson fic for a commission: it's a 5,000ish word scene that continues in my alternate Holmes-is-an-actor universe. The buyer wanted disguises and Watson appreciating same, so I've written some case-related crossdressing that turns sultry. Watson doesn't have his Three Continents nickname for nothing: he's a bit of a skirt chaser, even if there's a man under there. I need to get it edited, and then I can post it.
I have four more commissions to do after this one, and I'm looking forward to all of them: some as-yet-undecided romance, some trans Holmes, some Turkish Bath smut, and a short retirement era piece with a little old-relationship jealousy. Should be fun.
Furthermore, I have a deadline for the end of this month in the shape of an anthology being put together by Jamie Deacon of Boys on the Brink. The theme is "taking chances," and I've started envisioning young men on bicycles in 1914, going on a ride and admitting their feelings before one of them goes off to war. The names Kit and Oliver are coming to mind. I need to get started. Probably should do that tonight, now that the commission above is technically finished.
Two other projects in the wings are a Holmes romance for a bee-themed anthology collected by Wendy C. Fries (probably an erotic romance, let's be honest), and a more mainstream non-fiction (!!!) essay for a tongue-in-cheek book on which Holmes story is the best one. That's edited by my nemesis, but I'm trying to play nice this year. It's a short essay, anyway, and I like the topic, so it really won't be a hardship.
That's what's coming up in the next few months! I'm telling myself I'll blog weekly about my progress and projects, but I don't think anyone will hold me to it just yet. We shall see.